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Gun owners, industry pack legislative office building in Hartford, CT [Photos]

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By National Shooting Sports Foundation

More than 3,000 gun owners and members of the firearms industry from across Connecticut filled the halls of the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., today. Some photos from Lobby Day at the State Capitol:


Second Amendment supporters filled the halls on every level of the Legislative Office Building. Those in attendance came to meet with their state legislators.


Stag Arms President Mark Malkowski is interviewed by a Connecticut TV news station. Stag Arms is based in New Britain, Conn. The manufacturer was closed this morning, so that its employees could come to Hartford to make their voices heard.


Mossberg Senior Vice President and General Counsel Joe Bartozzi is interviewed by FOX CT News.


Gun owners that attended were greeted by volunteers, who provided them with the location of their state legislators’ offices.


Stag Arms President Mark Malkowski educates a TV reporter from Channel 3 Eyewitness News.


Jonathan Scalise, president of New Britain-based Ammunition Storage Components, speaks with a local TV news reporter.


Throughout the day, the halls on the second level of the Legislative Office Building were filled.


Stag Arms closed down for the first part of the day so that employees could be in Hartford to make their voices heard. Stag Arms directly employs about 200 people in New Britain, Conn.